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Automatic Link converts your iPhone into a personal driving assistant (video)

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That OBD II port that has been installed on just about every US-bound automobile since 1996? It's potential has just been untapped. For years, ambiguous dashboard lights have clued motorists in on internal issues, but driving to a body shop just to borrow a data port reader is so...
Automatic Link converts your iPhone into a personal driving assistant (video)

Aussie Police Say Apple Maps May Be Dangerous To Your Health

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Everyone knows the first version of Apple's iOS map application was a piece of work, but life-threatening? Lots of people are upset with Apple for replacing Google's all-but-bulletproof mapping app with its own, disastrous Maps application back in September. Locations are mislabeled, directions are absurd, towns are shown where no...
Aussie Police Say Apple Maps May Be Dangerous To Your Health

Australian police warn against using Apple Maps application

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Australian police are warning people not to rely on Apple's new mobile mapping application after several motorists ended up in a semi-arid national park where temperatures can reach 115 degrees F and there is no water supply....
Australian police warn against using Apple Maps application

Apple Maps error called 'potentially life threatening' by Australian police

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The police in Victoria, Australia, issued a statement late Sunday warning motorists driving to the city of Mildura that they should not rely on directions from the Apple Maps program that comes standard with the company's latest operating system. Read full article >>...
Apple Maps error called 'potentially life threatening' by Australian police

Aviva to trial smartphone car insurance technology

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Android app will monitor a driver's first 200 miles, with discounts on premiums offered to safe driversDrivers with motor insurance policies from Aviva are being invited to trial technology which allows the insurer to use a customer's smartphone to rate their driving and adjust their premiums accordingly.The insurer has previously...
Aviva to trial smartphone car insurance technology
Motorists Stranded Without Food And Water After Using Apple Maps

Apple fixes data bug stranding Aussies, but what about the rest of us?

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Less than a day after Australian police issued a warning that drivers should avoid using iOS 6's new Maps app, Apple has fixed the error that stranded drivers in a national park. According to a report in The Register, the data error was reportedly due to a confusing entry...
Apple fixes data bug stranding Aussies, but what about the rest of us?

Nearly 50,000 People Ask Why The Government Is Seizing Their Digital Files

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The folks at Demand Progress today filed a brief in one part of the ongoing Megaupload case: the fight over users being able to get their files back. The DOJ is trying to block this, while also wanting the evidence destroyed. The MPAA says it is okay with data being...
Nearly 50,000 People Ask Why The Government Is Seizing Their Digital Files

VIDEO: Why messaging could be murder in Jamaica

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The BBC's Nick Davis explains why police in Jamaica are warning drivers not to use mobile phones to tip-off other motorists about roadblocks....
VIDEO: Why messaging could be murder in Jamaica

Scarlet Motors partners with Metropolia University for electric sports car development

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It wasn't long ago we witnessed the birth of EV manufacturer Scarlet Motors, and it's growing up so fast. The company has just announced it has united with the Finnish Metropolia University of Applied Sciences to accelerate the development of its all-electric sports car. Metropolia isn't new to the...
Scarlet Motors partners with Metropolia University for electric sports car development

This incredible PR stunt was used to promote Canadian-based app “Pothole Season”

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TAXI, a multi-disciplinary studio based out of Toronto, created an app and site known to Canadian drivers as Pothole Season. The app & site allows anyone to report potholes and get directions to places while them along the way. So far over 2,615 potholes have been reported using the app. But...
This incredible PR stunt was used to promote Canadian-based app “Pothole Season”

Australian Police Tell iPhone Users Not To Rely On Apple Maps

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This is a bit of bad PR: Macrumors reports that Australian police have warned iPhone owners in that country not to rely upon Apple Maps due to “safety concerns.” According to a local police statement: Mildura Police are urging motorists to be careful when relying on the mapping system... Please visit Search...
Australian Police Tell iPhone Users Not To Rely On Apple Maps
In most embarrassing turn yet, Australian police warn against using Apple Maps after rescuing six motorists

Apple Fixes Map Error That Sent Australian Drivers Into the Wilderness

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Mildura, Australia, is back in its proper location following an update to Apple’s new iOS Maps application. On Monday, the company corrected an error that placed the town of Mildura in the middle of Murray-Sunset National Park, about 43 miles from its actual location. The mistake led to the stranding...
Apple Fixes Map Error That Sent Australian Drivers Into the Wilderness
Police issue warning after Apple Maps leads drivers astray in Australian wilderness

Police warn over Apple Maps error

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Inaccuracies in Apple Maps could be "life-threatening" to motorists in Australia's searing heat, police warn....
Police warn over Apple Maps error

2014 Ford Fiesta gets MyFord Touch, smarter Sync voice commands

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For all of Ford's emphasis on Sync, it's hard to deny that Fiesta drivers usually sit on the bottom rung of the automaker's technology ladder when they're denied MyFord Touch and the related perks of larger vehicles. Pick up the keys to a higher-spec 2014 Fiesta, however, and you'll...
2014 Ford Fiesta gets MyFord Touch, smarter Sync voice commands

Google to Release iOS Maps App Tonight

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AllThingsD reports that Google's highly anticipated iOS Maps app is set to be released later tonight. When Apple stopped using Google Maps in September with iOS 6, rumors immediately began that the search engine giant would release its own Maps app into the App Store. Since then, unhappy iOS users...
Google to Release iOS Maps App Tonight

Car use: mind games and motor cars

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Repeated pledges to drive car use down by driving its cost up are stillbornIt is billed as the last weekend of summer but, as this one reminded us, just as often the August bank holiday feels like the start of autumn. So perhaps, rather than dwell on the weather, it...
Car use: mind games and motor cars

CarRush Bills Itself as ‘Groupon for New Cars’. Is This A Good Idea?

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If you thought the application of the Groupon sales business model could not extend any further you may be wrong. CarRush.co.uk launches today billing itself as ‘Groupon for New Cars’. It’s essentially a consumer front-end for FinanceAcar.co.uk. The idea is to provide exclusive weekly deals with discounts of up to...
CarRush Bills Itself as ‘Groupon for New Cars’. Is This A Good Idea?

North Carolina town is first in US to ban hands-free and hand-hand phone use while driving

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Chapel Hill, a town in North Carolina, has become the first in the US to ban the use of hands-free and hand-held cellphone usage when driving a car, according to a report from News Observer. The ban goes beyond the convention of outlawing hand-held cellphones to include wireless calling systems,...
North Carolina town is first in US to ban hands-free and hand-hand phone use while driving

Red laser beams enable cyclists to create their own bike lane | Trevor Ward

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Do lights that project a bike lane on to the road really improve rider safety, or are they just bit of fun?If you've ever wished you could have your own dedicated bike lane for the whole of your journey, a new lighting system that's arrived in the UK from the...
Red laser beams enable cyclists to create their own bike lane | Trevor Ward
A New App Is Helping Northeasterners Find Gas Stations With Gas

Motorists misled by fuel consumption claims

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Research shows official fuel consumption claims are off by miles, with many drivers getting 25% less than promisedCar buyers are being misled by fuel consumption claims, according to research revealing some vehicles, including top makes such as Mercedes, Range Rover and Lexus, get as little as 71% of the advertised...
Motorists misled by fuel consumption claims
Australian Police Warn Against Apple Maps, Citing "Potentially Life Threatening" Misdirection

Apple Fixes Australian Map Error That Caused Police Warning, Issue Traced to Official Gazetteer

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A day after police in Victoria, Australia issued a warning to motorists advising them not to rely on Apple Maps for directions to the town of Mildura due to a location error that led several drivers to become stranded in remote Murray-Sunset National Park, The Guardian reports that Apple has fixed...
Apple Fixes Australian Map Error That Caused Police Warning, Issue Traced to Official Gazetteer

Coda's all-electric sedan goes on sale in California, hopes to entice buyers with fancy keychains

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It took a couple of kicks to the sticker price and a range-slashing redesign, but Coda's all-electric sedan is finally ready to take you a stone's throw away from your nearest EV charger. Haggling starts at $37,250 at select dealers in California, although exploiting the right tax credits could...
Coda's all-electric sedan goes on sale in California, hopes to entice buyers with fancy keychains
All of these connected car integrations just make me more impatient for a self-driving one

Electric cars: is now the time to plug in?

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Super-green vehicles are here, having taken off in the US thanks to enormous savings in fuel costs and a vastly improved range - but are they worth the sky-high prices?Climb behind the wheel, hit the "power" button and a host of lights on the dashboard leap into life. The car's...
Electric cars: is now the time to plug in?

Google maps also guilty of stranding Australian travelers

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A second area in Australia is having difficulties with internet map services, this time Google Maps. Police in Colac, west of Melbourne, say problems with Google Maps are endangering motorists along the Great Ocean Road and in the southern Otways.......
Google maps also guilty of stranding Australian travelers
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